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Gildas

St. Gildas was a monk who chronicled the history of the British isles from the time near the end of the Roman era to the coming of the Saxons. He lived approximately from 500 – 570 AD. His most famous work is the De Excidio et Conquestu Britanniae (On the Ruin of Britain). It is an important piece…

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Britain Begins by Barry Cunliffe

Britain Begins by Barry Cunliffe Paperback: 568 pages Publisher: Oxford University Press; Reprint edition (January 1, 2014) ISBN-10: 0199679452 Product Description: The last Ice Age, which came to an end about 12,000 years ago, swept the bands of hunter gatherers from the face of the land that was to become Britain and Ireland, but as…

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Novel, chapter 3

I decided to go ahead and post chapter 3 of my novel. It’s under My Novel in the top navigation. I felt the first three chapters would give my readers a better sample of my characters and story. Feedback is always welcome. Also, when you’re submitting to agents, oftentimes he/she will ask for the first ten…

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Medieval palace uncovered in England

From Fox News: A prehistoric fortress is home to a much later structure: what may be one of the biggest medieval palaces ever discovered, one whose remnants remain buried beneath the ground. The site in southern England is surrounded by huge earthworks that date to the Iron Age. Researchers used ground-penetrating radar and other technology…

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Sword of Ivan the Terrible

From Fox News: A medieval mystery sword found nearly 40 years ago in Siberia belonged to the notorious Ivan the Terrible, if a rather colorful theory can be believed. Scholars have long wondered how the 12th-century blade—which looks central European by design and was later adorned with Norse runes and a silver handle in Sweden—ended…

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A Conversation with Conn Iggulden

A conversation with Conn Iggulden, author of Stormbird (Wars of the Roses). 1. Your upcoming novel WARS OF THE ROSES: STORMBIRD focuses on the backstabbing and betrayals of the Wars of the Roses. Can you tell us a little about what drew you to this period? I spent a long time looking for something worth…